World Conference

30 September 2021

Afghanistan is on the precipice of another war…

Afghans from all over the country and the diaspora are calling for end to war and enduring peace for ALL Afghans.

GNMA and its strategic partners have put together innovative and alternative solutions that are urgently needed to stop Afghanistan’s current path toward another civil war and deepening humanitarian disaster. We need your participation and assistance.

For this World Conference, we have brought together world business and government leaders to discuss and review tangible solutions for lasting peace in Afghanistan and the region. The focus of the conference is on developing strong economic and enterprise solutions that will stabilize the region.

The World Conference will unveil key projects and contracting vehicles that open new doors for strategic partnerships between top-tier businesses, social and government leaders, NGOs, social activists, and innovators interested in capacity building and reconstruction of Afghanistan as a thriving member of the world community.

Please join us in the conversation, hear the authentic voice of Afghans, and participate in developing solutions that champion peace. The Afghan people have had enough of wars.

* This conference is conducted in English

Proceeds from your registrations, sponsorships, and donation will support GNMA’s work to ease the current hardship experienced by the Afghan people and directly support our ongoing work to prevent a deepening crisis in the region.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & PANEL EXPERTS

Naeem Ayubzada
Master of Ceremony

1100hrs EST

Alexander Terra
Opening Remarks

Dr. Linton Wells
Keynote

1110hrs EST

Dr. Waheed Momand
Keynote
1110hrs EST

Frank Miller
Keynote
1110hrs EST

Panel 1: Crisis
1130hrs EST

  1. Ajmal Sohail
  2. Obaidullah Baheer
  3. Helga Zepp-LaRouche
  4. Dash Bahman

Tamana Ansari
Moderator

Panel 2: Peace
1215hrs EST

  1. Haroun Rahimi
  2. Omar Sharifi
  3. Neil Hamblin
  4. Dr. Tajuddin Millatmal

Haji Razmi
Moderator

Panel 3: Unity
1300hrs EST 

  1. Mahdi Askari
  2. Nazif Shahrani
  3. Jalil Ghani
  4. Shahi Sadat

Ronal Popal
Moderator

Panel 4: Enterprise
1345hrs EST

  1. Erhan Chakmak
  2. Pashtana Durrani
  3. Mohammad Zubair Behzad
  4. Qais Nizami

Qasim Tarin
Moderator

Panel 5: Relations
1430hrs EST

  1. Michael Billington
  2. Naveed Noormal
  3. Saber Ibrahimi
  4. Nazila Jamshidi

Edward Corcoran
Moderator

Panel 6: Youth
1515hrs EST

  1. Parwana Amiri
  2. Sabur Shah Dawod Zai
  3. Hamza Momen Hakimi
  4. Abdul Hai Qanit

Mursel Sabir
Moderator

Tamana Ansari
Moderator

Haji Razmi
Moderator

Ronal Popal
Moderator

Qasim Tarin
Moderator

Edward Corcoran
Moderator

Mursel Sabir
Moderator

Naeem Ayubzada
Press Q&A
1600hrs EST

Naeem Ayubzada
Master of Ceremony

1620hrs EST

Panel Topics

1100hrs Eastern Standard Time

OPENING REMARKS: THE VOICE OF AFGHANS

At a time when the world is focused on the new chapter of the struggle of Afghans, what is most needed is a shift in narrative supported by strategic solutions that support the fundamental cause of the Afghan people, and indeed, the people of the world.

PANEL 1: CURRENT CRISIS

We have an urgent need to assess the current and expanding crisis in Afghanistan and develop effective organizational and collaborative platforms to respond with assistance and resources. The displaced population of Afghanistan, lack of basic resources, and the onset of winter positions the Afghan nation and its struggling people in a spiraling cascade of crisis.  Now more than ever a new narrative of possible and constructive action is warranted.

PANEL 2: PATH TO PEACE

A historical review of the beginning of insecurity in Afghanistan, and review of the causes and reasons. Exploration of key formulas for establishing enduring security for Afghanistan and the region.

PANEL 3: AFGHAN UNITY

A look at the ethnic composition of Afghanistan. The views, beliefs, and aspirations of different ethnic groups in Afghanistan. The fundamental unity of All Afghans is based on the principles of Natural Law, whereby each Afghan deserves inalienable rights, regardless of creed or gender.

PANEL 4: ENTERPRISE

A brief historical overview of trade in Afghanistan. History of successful commercial companies in Afghanistan. Developing capacity for new enterprise models and scaling a winning formula for Afghanistan and regional sustained economic prosperity.

PANEL 5: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 

Afghanistan was one of the first non-aligned countries, a member of the League of Nations and then the United Nations. The geopolitical position of Afghanistan positions the nation and its people to play a key role in drafting a new narrative for regional and international dialogue based on the inherent value of peace and stability.

PANEL 6: VOICE OF YOUTH

The future of Afghanistan is in the hands of its youth.  The legacy of Afghanistan’s leaders is to create a prosperous nation and nurture the voice of the young people as the foundational focus on their efforts. And it is in fact a place of honor to foster the children of a nation as the leaders of tomorrow.

CLOSING REMARKS: THE PATH FORWARD

Rather than despondence and reaction to crises, what is called for is strategic and tactical solutions and partnership from all stakeholders to bring about meaningful solutions. Join us to deploy the next era of peace for a nation that has seen continuous wars for nearly half a century. The Afghan Road Map for Peace is the path, you are the travelers upon that path.

Sponsored By

Council on Global Relations

Supporting Organizations

Friends of the Road Map

Farida Paienda, Salanik Momand, Qasim Tarin, Kimberly Kiel, Ross Smart, Ronald Lunasin